Friday, December 21, 2012

Inversion Nirvana

Here's a plot of hourly temperatures in the past 24 hours for Goldstream Creek, College Hills and Keystone Ridge, representing low, middle and high elevations. At 10am Friday the inversion now exceeds 40 degrees between the cold spots in the Fairbanks Bowl to locations above  2000' MSL. Typically inversions this strong happen just a few times a winter.

9 to 10am temperatures:

Fort Wainwright: -44F
Fairbanks Airport : -41F
College Hills: -23F
Skyline Drive: -13F
Keystone Ridge: -6F
Cleary Summit: -2F
Wickersham Dome -1F

1 comment:

  1. Good signs this am...Tanana Jet's starting, and my barometer dropped slightly. Be gone dull cold.